Connect with TI’s experts about the latest products, trends and “ah-ha” moments driving the wireless connectivity industry forward.
    • Apr 24, 2015

    UNB (ultra-narrow band) long range communication for a smarter City

    What problems could you solve if you had a connected smart city sensor that could live for over 10 years without maintenance? Innovation in RF connectivity now enables many new ways for cities to manage resources, making them greener, more efficient and more convenient. Myriads of sensors are finding their way into the everyday life of a city, managing...
    • Apr 22, 2015

    IoT gateways: Behind the scenes of smart cities

    Smart cities today offer systems that improve the wellbeing and efficiency of their citizens, from flexible transportation and efficient energy to effective water and waste management. While many technologies are essential to bring smart cities to life, one essential aspect of these cities is the highly connected infrastructure needed to support the...
    • Apr 21, 2015

    NFC/RFID for access control: Sniffing for cards

    RFID cards or badges are commonly used to enable contactless access control. This is commonly seen in office buildings to provide access to the building and restrict access to certain areas. Near Field Communication (NFC), which uses the ...
    • Apr 19, 2015

    Your smartphone can help you control vital data using NFC

    In the post “ Journey through a smart city of the future ” we illustrated how advances in semiconductor technology combined with bio sensors on a smart patch can improve quality of life. Similarly, in the post “ The Sixth Sense. What would you do with it ?” we introduced the concept of the medical sensor patch.. Now we are one...
    • Apr 16, 2015

    Take control of your LaunchPad sensor data with Temboo Streaming

    By: Vaughn Shinall, head of product outreach, Temboo Have you ever wanted an easy way to store sensor data that you’ve been tracking from a LaunchPad application you’ve built? Temboo just released a new IoT feature called Streaming that lets you do just that--now, you can quickly connect your LaunchPad to the cloud data storage and management...
    • Apr 9, 2015

    Power management made easy: TI-RTOS 2.12 is here!

    Today we introduced TI-RTOS 2.12, our software platform for faster development of Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Battery life will be a key differentiator for many IoT applications, therefore TI-RTOS’s state-of-the-art power management ...
    • Mar 26, 2015

    And the award goes to…SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3200

    Written by: Kimberly Kulesh We are excited that the SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® CC3200 wireless MCU has been selected as the winner of several prestigious awards for industry excellence. As a part of the latest generation of the SimpleLink Wi-Fi family, this Internet-on a-chip™ solution allows developers to easily add wireless connectivity...
    • Feb 25, 2015

    Taking power to a new low with the SimpleLink ULP wireless MCU platform

    The new SimpleLink™ CC26xx/CC13xx ultra-low power platform for Bluetooth® Smart, 6LoWPAN, ZigBee®, Sub-1 GHz and ZigBee RF4CE™ is built and designed with low power in mind. We’ve looked at all aspects important to making sur...
    • Feb 5, 2015

    Simplify your smart home with smart-me

    Five questions with David Eberli, Co-Founder and CEO of smart-me Smart homes were a red hot topic of conversation at CES this year, causing mass speculation that 2015 may be the year of the smart home. With many startups fueling the connected revolution, we wanted to get the inside scoop from someone at the forefront of the smart home frontier. We...
    • Jan 20, 2015

    Bluetooth Smart in industrial

    Have you ever heard of Bluetooth® Smart ? It’s the latest addition to the Bluetooth Specification and it uses Bluetooth low energy technology to enable the Internet of Things (IoT) for products that operate on small coin cells for years. How...